tl_files/sites/campustour/Admissions/1352227739_print.pngAdmission guidelines for students from New Brunswick

For a list of Grade 12 courses which can be used for admission and scholarship consideration, please see English Curriculum or Francophone Curriculum.

General admission guidelines applicable to all programs:

  • Grade 12 English (120, 121 or 122)
  • Four additional Grade 12 (120, 121 or 122) university preparatory courses
  • Minimum overall average of 70% (75% for Biology and Kinesiology)

Specific program admission guidelines:

  • Applied Science (Engineering) – Grade 12 Precalculus A and B. Grade 12 Chemistry is required for the certificate program (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually). Grade 12 Physics recommended.
  • Biology – Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Business Administration – Grade 12 English with minimum 70% and Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B.
  • Chemistry – Grade 12 Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Community Development - Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B.
  • Computer Science – Grade 12 Precalculus A and B (applicants with only Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics will be required to successfully complete the non credit Math 0120 Advanced Pre-University Mathematics in their first semester) 
  • Economics – Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precaluculus A and B.
  • Environmental Geoscience –Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Environmental Science – Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Geology – Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Kinesiology - Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B.
  • Mathematics – Grade 12 Precalculus A and B with a minimum 70%.
  • Music – All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.
  • Nutrition – Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B and Grade 12 Chemistry (applicants without Grade 12 Chemistry will be considered individually).
  • Physics – Grade 12 Precalculus A and B. Grade 12 Physics recommended.
  • Psychology – Grade 11 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus Grade 12 Foundations of Mathematics or Precalculus A and B recommended.

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High School Transcript Self-Report of Grades

Students have the opportunity to self-report their transcript information which Acadia will use to assess admission to degree programs. High school applicants must report all academic grade 11 and grade 12 courses along with all available mid-year or final grades. Information provided will be automatically assessed and applicants will be advised of their admissibility to Acadia.

Offers of admission based on self-reported transcript information will be verified with the final official transcript from your high school or provincial Ministry of Education. You should arrange for your final transcript to be sent to Acadia at the end of June. All applicants must have self-reported their course information accurately and must maintain their academic admission average in their final results, otherwise the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Early Fall admission

Students who have a Grade 11 average of at least 75% may be considered for early fall admission before their first set of Grade 12 marks are available. Students applying for early fall admission should include their final Grade 11 marks and a school-approved list of courses they are taking in Grade 12 (both semesters) with their application. Grade 12 courses must be consistent with the guidelines listed above.

Entrance Scholarships

To be considered for an entrance scholarship, an admission application and all required supporting documents for admission must be received in the Admissions Office before March 1st.